The Democrats and their handmaidens in the media tell us every single day that white people have become raging racists under Trump because he “gives them permission” for it. But a new study finds that whites have actually become less racist in the last few years.
In a recent report, the website Issues & Insights noted that a Quinnipiac University Poll found that 54 percent of Americans agree that “President Trump has emboldened people who hold racist beliefs.” Another poll found that 56 percent believe race relations have gotten much worse because of Trump.
Well, that is the story that the lying Democrats and the fake news media push every single day. But is it true? A new study suggests that the claim that the U.S. is a worse nation under Trump is all fake news.
According to I&I, the new study by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania found evidence that the left-wing narrative is a lie.
The researchers looked at survey data spanning a decade that gauged racial animus among white Americans. They concluded that “anti-Black and anti-Hispanic prejudice declined after the 2016 campaign and election.”
That could NOT be more opposite to the media’s drumbeat, huh?
Didn’t whites get more racist? Didn’t Trump’s winking at white nationalism give whites the go ahead to let their racist flags fly… you know, that evil racism that all whites harbor just below the surface?
Apparently, that’s all fake news.
Instead, the study’s authors concluded that public views on racism are more likely to “move in the direction opposite that being promoted by the president or enacted by the government.”
“Given that the declines in prejudice appear concentrated in the period after Trump’s election, it seems quite plausible that it was not simply Trump’s rhetoric but also his accession to the presidency that pushed public opinion in the opposite direction,” they write.
“Trump hasn’t unleashed a wave of racial hatred, no matter how much the left wants to believe otherwise,” the editorial concluded.
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